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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Just to reconfirm HiFiMAN's policy of not selling just the headband, here's my recent exchange with Mark in customer service:


"Greetings.

Is it possible to buy just the headband for the HE-560 (or HE-400i; should be the same, yes?)?  The plastic yoke on mine snapped and is currently held together with Super glue and electrical tape.  I'm not confident that solution will hold up over time.

If I can buy just the headband, how much is it?  I've read in the past that they were $50.

Thanks."

"Hi there, we do offer a headband replacement service that is indeed US$50 plus US$30 for the return shipping to you.  We dont however make the parts available to the public, we would have to carry out the actual replacement for you.  Would that be okay with you?

 
Mark"

"No thanks.  I'm quite capable of doing the job myself, and don't want to be without my headphones.  I guess if it breaks and I can't fix it adequately, I'll look to a different headphone manufacturer.  Feel free to pass that up the chain to Fang Bian.


Sincerely,

an owner of three different HiFiMAN headphones"

And I'm quite sincere.  Wish I'd found this thread back in the day.  OTOH, the Audeze pads are the best I've tried (and I've tried a lot of different pads), but it took some doing to get the Vegans to fit on my HE-560s.  No such problem with the lambskin on the HE-500s, so I'm not sure I would go with the new headband.

That's a shame, then again, I didn't think the mod would take off the way it has!
post #137 of 142

Been lurking the thread for a couple of days.


My HE-500 headband broke recently and I been looking for ways to fix it. I also contacted Hifiman about the replacement. It's crazy that they wanted me to ship it all the way to china when the cost of shipping would be way more than the repair cost of the headset.

 

I been searching the forums and it seems like the using HE-350 as a transplant is the one of the only reasonable option to repair the headset.

 

I was wondering, is there anyway to re-attach the screw onto the headband? I'm not too comfortable soldering and also I would also have to grab a soldering kit since I don't have one.

post #138 of 142
You have to do the full swap.
post #139 of 142
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Originally Posted by canthearyou View Post

You have to do the full swap.

Thank you for letting me know.

 

I guess I'll be on the lookout for a HE-350 and practice soldering while I search for it. 

post #140 of 142
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Originally Posted by SKim1988 View Post
 

Thank you for letting me know.

 

I guess I'll be on the lookout for a HE-350 and practice soldering while I search for it. 

 

There are a few in the For Sale forum, and I saw one on Amazon.

post #141 of 142

Well, got a HE-350 from the trade forum. Hopefully it works out and I won't mess **** up when replacing the headbands of the HE-500

post #142 of 142
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Originally Posted by SKim1988 View Post

Well, got a HE-350 from the trade forum. Hopefully it works out and I won't mess **** up when replacing the headbands of the HE-500

Just take your time and be clean. Make sure your work area is clean and free of ALL metallic items. The magnets are strong on these drivers. Also be sure to keep the drivers separated a good distance during the procedure.
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